Evil Dead: The Game has been delayed to early 2022.
Developer Saber Interactive and publisher Boss Team Games confirmed the delay on Twitter this week, stating that the game will now release in February 2022 to give the studio additional time to polish the title and add a single-player mode.
The tweet reads: “Hey groovy gamers, we’re targeting a new release date to give the team some extra time for polish and to ensure this is the ultimate Evil Dead experience you’re all waiting for.
“This additional time is also allowing us to implement a single-player option that will let you enjoy the game when you are without your co-op compadres.”
Evil Dead: The Game was announced last year, featuring Bruce Campbell as the titular Ash Williams, and Dana DeLorenzo and Ray Santiago as Kelly Maxwell and Pablo Simon Bolivar from the Ash vs Evil Dead television series.
The game features cooperative gameplay and player versus player combat across multiple maps, including the cabin in the woods. It also features a range of weapons, including Ash’s chainsaw.
Gameplay consists of matches where players are tasked with either controlling Ash and comrades to “seal the breach between worlds” or controlling the terrifying Kandarian Demon to possess Deadites, the survivors or the environment to stop Ash and friends.
Evil Dead: The Game is releasing in February 2022 for PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and the Xbox Series consoles. You can watch the trailer below: